Tag Archives: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Trinacria veggie lasagna; carrots – 28 December 2016

Decided, with brother B’s agreement, to use the frozen Veggie Lasagna (that’s its official name) that R&E bought at Trinacria in October and left here for B. Looked to me (correctly, as it turned out) that it would serve four, … Continue reading

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Terrible pizza Margherita; overcooked green beans – 23 December 2016

Still moi cooking at Mom and brother B’s, so brother can take a break from cooking for Mom all the time. But I made a really awful pizza. Backstory is that sometime in the past, when R&E were here, they … Continue reading

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Four cheese pizza with a different cheese; padrons – 13 November 2015

We had these really cool heirloom tomatoes from I think Riverdog Farm at the Saturday farmers’ market, and I decided to make a four-cheese pizza with them. I used only one of the tomatoes in the end – the round … Continue reading

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Ratatoille; bruschetta with cannellini beans – 26 July 2015

[eta: Yikes, WP says this is the 1200th post in this blog! When I fill in more from this spring it will be farther than that numerically, but for now, it’s a bit of a landmark :)] Well, used up … Continue reading

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Fresh cranberry beans cooked in piperade; corn on the cob – 20 June 2015

This is after a recipe in Pintxos by Gerard Hirigoyen. I used fresh cranberry beans instead of dried beans, and made some other revisions based on what we had around. It turned out to be a delicious meal! I had … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with pesto and toasted pine nuts; broccoli – 12 June 2015

We succeeded in removing and eating one long-term resident of the freezer for lunch, and got ambitious and tested out two others. We have pest0 in the freezer from Sept or Aug 2013, but we also found one vat from … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino – 16 January 2015

D went to the Bowl today and I guess bought mushrooms. He wanted to cook this pasta tonight (enough that he refused my offer, while at The Cheese Board, to pick up a light-bake pizza). The non-recipe is everywhere on … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and romano – 2 January 2015

D said he had not had this dish in too long, and there were mushrooms, so this was what he wanted to make for dinner. No problem with that! This is a great recipe, of D’s own design: sauteed mushrooms … Continue reading

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Cassarecce with leftover beef, onions, and parsley/anchovy pesto – 12 December 2014

D sorted out what to do with the leftover beef tri-tip roast that he grilled the other night. It was just salted and peppered and grilled. He found his bit had a significant layer of gristle down the center (horizontally) … Continue reading

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Omelette with green sauce and sheep ricotta; celery root salad – 28 November 2014

We had two extra eggwhites to use up, and leftover salsa verde too, so D made an omelette with both. He added two eggs to the two eggwhites, salt and pepper, and stirred in the green sauce – probably 2 … Continue reading

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Truffled egg toast with asparagus; cranberry beans; persimmon and walnut salad – 15 November 2014

Having some asparagus that wants eating (in fact, some stalks are sprouting from the tips – but I promise the picture below was taken two days later) and my having discovered in the freezer some Pain de Mie we froze … Continue reading

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Linguine with Hen-of-the-woods Mushrooms; green beans; salad; wondrous cake – 3 July 2014

We intentionally made this a very light dinner, since R was making P2 a special birthday cake (delayed one day b/c they had been in SF on her b/day) and we wanted to have room for it w/o feeling stuffed. … Continue reading

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Simple pizza with Wells sauce, cheeses, and arugula – 27 June 2014

We’re in major housecleaning mode, and out of bread, and also had a small hunk (about 2 oz?) of Fontina Valle d’Aosta to use up. D suggested I use my frozen half-dough to make this simple pizza, which he bloggled … Continue reading

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Pizza with zucchini, corn, feta, and cilantro – 20 June 2014

I decided to make this pizza to use up the last of the cilantro, which it almost did. D went to the Bowl to buy some stuff, and offered to pick up what was needed for the pizza. He bought … Continue reading

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Spring veggies – warm and cold! – 2 May 2014

D cooking, still. Yesterday, R bought a pillow of baby lettuces and offered D some of it, so we will be having major salads for awhile! Tonight’s had asparagus, hard boiled egg, pan-toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds (extras not used … Continue reading

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Risotto with taleggio, kale and sweet and sour parsnips – 21 March 2014

D had this planned a long time ago – I think two weeks, when we went to The Cheese Board and bought the taleggio (raw milk version). It’s a recipe from Cucina Italiana (in Italiano) which I buy for him … Continue reading

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Garlic mashed potatoes; asparagus with feta; smoked salmon salad – 10 March 2014

Once again, D arrived home with no idea what he would cook for dinner, and had an interesting and delicious meal on the table in less than 45 minutes. He found a packet of smoked salmon that someone at work … Continue reading

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Fondue Pizza for two; Brussels sprouts – 7 March 2014

I asked D if he wanted to try a Fondue pizza and he said sure, so I made one tonight. Since it’s all cheese, and therefore pretty irredeemable as far as health is concerned, I used 1/3 of a dough, … Continue reading

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Risotto with taleggio, kale and parsnips; avocado with olive oil and balsamic vinegar – 31 January 2014

D kept telling me he had an idea for tonight. It turned out he had a few, but settled on rerunning the risotto from La Cucina Italiana that we first cooked on New Year’s Day. [H/T to Issues, on Glen … Continue reading

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Risotto with taleggio, kale, and sweet & sour carrots – 24 January 2014

D cooked his own version of a dinner we got recently out of La Cucina Italiana (in Italiano, Dec 2013 edition). He bought taleggio at Berkeley Bowl, and used curly kale from the garden (small, easily-cooked leaves), and white carrots … Continue reading

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All pizza, all the time – #1 Arizmendi, Emeryville – 10 January 2014

D, remarkably enough, suggested we try a binge of “all pizza, all the time,” sampling multiple take-out or eat-in restaurants, plus my own pizza. We started with a trip to Arizmendi in Emeryville, after meeting with our title company for … Continue reading

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Cheese Foccacia; roasted Brussels sprouts – 3 January 2014

I don’t recall where the immediate idea came from to make this foccacia again, but I’m glad I did. It’s not something most of us would think of when we hear the word “foccacia.” When working the unyeasted dough, I … Continue reading

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Risotto with mushrooms and rosemary – 13 December 2013

I needed only a cup from the Swanson’s chicken stock can for the cream of asparagus soup on the 8th, so there were 5 cups left. When tucking the can into the fridge, I mentioned to D the possibility of … Continue reading

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Chevre, tomato sauce and olives; sugar snap peas – 7 December 2013

I decided on this dinner b/c D was going to be arriving late at the airport and I needed something I could cook quickly after picking him up, and also b/c we had a lot of goat cheese that wanted … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cranberry beans, mushrooms, pinenuts, and parsley – 18 October 2013

D cooked a variant of hs signature pasta tonight. He added cranbery beans to his usual recipe. He cooked the fresh cranberry beans yesterday, in water with rosemary and garlic for about a half hour, then salted them and left … Continue reading

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